Word of the Day: Decorum

de-co-rum / di-ˈkȯr-əm   noun  
  1. dignified speech or behavior
When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out. Abbie Hoffman, 1936-1989  
  1. a particular sense of order
In golf, the customs and etiquette and decorum are as important as the rules of play. Bobby Jones, 1902-1971  
  1. plural, the correct and polite ways in which one should behave
I have a mortal terror at the apprehension of offending against decorums. from the play ‘The Way of the World’ by William Congreve, 1670-1729